PAC-Prosody (Aix-Marseille Université) is coordinated by Sophie Herment, Aix-Marseille Université and Stephan Wilhelm, Université de Bourgogne. The project, launched in 2013, is dedicated to the study of the rhythm and intonation of the varieties of English, at the interface with acoustics and syntax, and is designing tools for the semi-automatic annotation of prosody.
The core protocol for the PAC-Prosody surveys is the PAC-LVTI one.
Additional tasks for the study of prosody have been conceived and constitute the PAC Prosody extension (which comes in addition to the original protocol):
a list of sentences to be read (declaratives, questions, emphasis and enumerations)
a map-task (specifically created for each survey location)
an image described by the speaker
If you are interested in using the copyrighted PAC protocol and its Prosody extension for your fieldwork, feel free to contact us to enquire about PAC membership.
Caroline Bouzon, Université de Lille
Sophie Herment, Aix-Marseille Université
Anne Tortel, Aix-Marseille Université
Gabor Turcsan, Aix-Marseille Université
Stephan Wilhelm, Université de Bourgogne